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Meet the Committee: Hans Bakker

Date: 24 May 2020, posted by Chrissie Martin

Continuing our series of introductions to committee members, here’s a chance to get to know our Vice Chair a little better HANS BAKKER Tell us about your tennis life I never played tennis in Holland as a child – hockey was our main game. I came to London in 1975 but did not take up…

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Meet the Committee: Dave Rooney

Date: 24 May 2020, posted by Chrissie Martin

Here is one of the club’s most familiar faces. He’s a coach so would normally be at the club every day, and he has a key role on the committee as Men’s Captain DAVE ROONEY Tell us about your tennis life   Although my mum and her sisters played tennis, as a youngster I was far…

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Meet the committee: Chris Hampton

Date: 24 May 2020, posted by Chrissie Martin

The response to these profiles so far has been very positive. Thank you for taking the time to read them and get in touch. We wanted to introduce Chris Hampton next – our Head Coach and recipient of Oxfordshire LTA’s 2019 Coach of the Year County Award.   CHRIS HAMPTON Tell us about your tennis…

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Meet the Committee: Jenny James

Date: 17 May 2020, posted by Chrissie Martin

So far our series of Committee profiles have focussed on long-standing club members, but the Committee also has some newer faces. It’s time to meet our new Membership Secretary JENNY JAMES Tell us about your tennis life I didn’t start playing tennis until I was in my 40’s. The school I went to picked the…

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Meet the committee: Catherine Jackson

Date: 17 May 2020, posted by Chrissie Martin

Tell us about your tennis life  I’d always enjoyed watching tennis, first on tv and then with trips to Wimbledon, but only started playing in my 30s. It was a case of now or never! I joined the club in 2002 and signed up to rusty rackets to get started. I was quickly hooked and…

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Meet the committee: Sarah Lacey

Date: 12 May 2020, posted by Chrissie Martin

Tell us about your tennis life I started playing tennis when I was a child with my family on the Brunel University tennis courts where my father worked. It was just a bit of fun. It was when I moved to Oxford for a job that I took up the sport more seriously, I joined…

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Chris’s Club-to-Club Challenge

Date: 5 May 2020, posted by Chrissie Martin

As a proud Oxonian involved in tennis for many years and a keen cyclist, Chris is embarking on a cycle challenge to raise some money for our heroes in the local NHS. Starting this Friday, he will be cycling to all accredited tennis clubs in the county (56 in total). He doesn’t think this feat…

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